John James Grant
John James Grant
CMM, ONS, CD
|32nd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia|
April 9, 2012 – June 28, 2017
|Governor General||David Johnston|
|Preceded by||Mayann Francis|
|Succeeded by||Arthur LeBlanc|
January 17, 1936 |
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
|Children||three sons (one deceased) & a daughter|
|Alma mater||Mount Allison University|
|Awards||Order of Military Merit,
Canadian Forces Decoration
|Years of service||1951-1989|
Brigadier General (Ret'd) John James (Jim) Grant CMM ONS CD (born January 17, 1936) was the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. He was the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Nova Scotia.
Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Grant attended Mount Allison University, graduating in 1956 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Economics. He is a registered industrial accountant.
He joined The Pictou Highlanders in 1951 and has served in various leadership positions in the Canadian Forces including as Deputy Commander and Area Commander of the Atlantic Militia Area in 1980, Senior Reserve Advisor to the Commander Force Mobile Command, and as Special Projects Officer on the Chief of Reserves Council at National Defence Headquarters.
He was invested as an Officer in the Order of Military Merit in 1979 and a Commander in the Order in 1988 and has been awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration with three clasps. Grant retired from military service in 1989.
He has been a Governor of the Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires since 1986, serving as Vice Chair and Chairman of numerous committees. He has also served on the National Board, on committees of the National Board and as a member of the National Executive. He completed 25 years of service with the Board in January 2011.
Grant was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on February 16, 2012 by Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston on the advice of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper. He was succeeded by Arthur J. LeBlanc on June 28, 2017 as the 33rd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on the advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Honours and Medals
|Order of Military Merit (CMM)||1988
|Order of St. John (K.stJ)||
|Order of Nova Scotia (ONS)|
|Special Service Medal||
|Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal||1977
|125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal||1992|
|Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal||2012
|Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)||
|Commissionaires Long Service Medal||
- "Military man named next N.S. lieutenant governor". CBC News. February 16, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- "PM announces John James Grant as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia". Prime Minister of Canada's Office. February 16, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- Brigadier-General (retired) John James Grant, CMM, CD, B.COM, RIA[dead link]
|Order of precedence|
Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada
|Order of precedence in Nova Scotia
as of 2013
Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia